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Gratitude Inspires Kindness

You have probably been told to count your blessings more times than you’ve done it. Before you write this off as simply an oft-repeated platitude, know that being grateful has real scientific benefits to your health. Beyond that, being grateful for what you have received can inspire kindness. You can become a better person by embracing gratitude.

However, it can be hard to turn gratitude into everyday practice. This is especially true when things go wrong in your life. You can think of missed opportunities as more windows to the future. After all, you don’t know what will come next. It can also open your mind to other chances for change. You can also enhance your gratitude by giving your time to charitable services.

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